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March 2012

"...This is an informative, authoritative study that's also entertaining and even witty...The book has some delightfully waspish comments from Levine...This is a worthy biography of an important individual. If he could, I'm sure William Lyon Mackenzie King would read and enjoy it, in Levine's phrase, with 'as much humility as he was capable of showing.'"

Uptown Magazine, Mar 22, 2012
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February 2012

"In King, Allan Levine gives us a readable, comprehensive account of a prime minister we ought to know about. He also reminds us that, in ever-changing ways, King haunts us still."

Globe & Mail, Feb 14, 2012
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January 2012

"...an outstanding biography of Canada’s longest-reigning prime minister."

Montreal Gazette, Jan 20, 2012
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December 2011

“[This] definitive biography sheds light on its history under its greatest leader. This first major biography of Mackenzie King in 30 years is a guide to the deep and often moving inner conflicts that haunted Mackenzie King. With animated prose and a subtle wit, Allan Levine draws a multidimensional portrait of this most compelling of politicians.”

Canada's History Magazine, Dec 19, 2011
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December 2011

"In this endeavour, Levine has succeeded masterfully...By examining King’s personality and politics as two sides of the same coin, Levine has produced a wonderfully comprehensive portrait of this intensely disagreeable — yet critically important — Canadian."

Quill & Quire, Dec 1, 2011
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December 2011

"…his book is perceptive and eminently readable. Levine’s discussion of King’s personality is excellent…[Levine] has ably shown that King was important and remarkable."

Literary Review of Canada, Dec 1, 2011
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November 2011

"...until now no one has ever done as magisterial a job as Levine in fusing King’s many parts into a complex but comprehensible whole…"

Maclean's, Nov 28, 2011
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November 2011

"If anyone doubted that King spent a lot of time in la-la land, they need only read Mr. Levine’s intriguing account, one that fleshes out new material from his voluminous diaries."

Globe and Mail, Nov 7, 2011
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October 2011

"Allan Levine gave himself the mission of turning this dull but eccentric Canadian into a subject worthy of contemporary discussion. He succeeds, bringing to life the inner thoughts of his subject as best anyone can."

Winnipeg Free Press, Oct 1, 2011
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September 2011

"If the world needed evidence to disprove the notion we need to know as much as possible about our political leaders, it's between the covers of Allan Levine's new biography of William Lyon Mackenzie King...William Lyon Mackenzie King: A Life Guided by the Hand of Destiny must therefore be treated as a skillful introduction to one of the most important and perplexing personalities to hold the highest political post in Canada."

National Post, Sep 30, 2011
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